If you grow your own beets, you know that this lovely root is around pretty much all year long. Most Slavic people grow their own beets, hence their favorite soup is borsch (beets soup). This beet and walnut salad, is a salad my grandmother always makes. She loves her garlic so she goes slightly overboard with it, but I took it down a notch and kept it to 1 clove of garlic per salad. My favorite part about this salad is the walnuts. I personally love when my salads have any kind of crunchiness to them, especially when it’s nuts. This salad pairs really well with pretty much any Russian or Ukrainian dinner. If you’re looking for something to pair this salad with, go ahead and give my rice stuffed chicken thighs recipe a try.
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Ingredients:

7 small beets
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1 small garlic clove, grated or pressed
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 tsp salt

Instructions:

1. Wash the beets and place them into a pot. Fill the pot with enough water to fully cover the beets. Boil for 30 Minutes.

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2. Remove the beets with tongs and place them onto a place to cool completely.

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3.  Peel each beet and cut off the root ends, then shred.

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4. In a bowl, combine the shredded beets, chopped walnuts, grated garlic, mayonnaise, and salt.

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Beets and Walnut Salad
 
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 7 small beets
  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 small garlic clove, grated or pressed
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Wash the beets and place them into a pot. Fill the pot with enough water to fully cover the beets. Boil for 30 Minutes.
  2. Remove the beets with tongs and place them onto a place to cool completely.
  3. Peel each beet and cut off the root ends, then shred.
  4. In a bowl, combine the shredded beets, chopped walnuts, grated garlic, mayonnaise, and salt.